Tough Battle Looming

Cheboub vs. Van Schalkwyk

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Former title contender Alexander ‘Professor’ Cheboub has delivered two brutal wars in his last two outings. At EFC AFRICA 27 he faces David ‘Savage’ van Schalkwyk, himself fresh from a gritty decision battle.

After suffering a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Leon Mynhardt at EFC AFRICA 15 Cheboub reapplied and reinvented himself. At EFC AFRICA 20 he fought debutant Sibusiso Mdoku in an unrelenting to and fro battle that went the distance. On that occasion Cheboub sustained a cut after elbowing Mdoku’s mouth in the dying seconds of the fight, and a three day stay in hospital to treat the resultant infection.

EFC AFRICA – Extreme Fighting Championship – Tough Battle Looming

Cheboub receives treatment for a gash to the elbow, EFC AFRICA 20

He was soon back in action, going up against ground specialist Khalil Akleker at EFC AFRICA 23. Again Cheboub delivered three rounds of intensity, finally winning by unanimous decision in a fight that punched from beginning to end.

Van Schalkwyk is a man on a similar run. After two successive losses [Juan Lubbe – EFC AFRICA 18, Frederich Naumann – EFC AFRICA 19], Van Schalkwyk found his Hexagon feet at EFC AFRICA 23 with a unanimous decision victory over one of the organisation’s toughest men; Donald Nzirawa.

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Van Schalkwyk ahead of his bout with Naumann, EFC AFRICA 18

With both men supremely willing and able to go the distance, both veterans of unrelenting battles and both seeing excellent form, these two promise one tough battle on February 27.

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EFC AFRICA 27, presented by MusclePharm, takes place on Thursday 27 February 2014 at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets on sale now at Stream the entire event, live and in HD, from

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